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european foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions SHIFTWORK IN THE HEALTH SERVICES CASE STUDIES OF INNOVATIONS NETHERLANDS ^^^^^^^H^^HHH^^^^^H^^B^^^^^^HI^^^^H^^^a SHIFTWORK IN THE HEALTH SERVICES CASESTUDIES OF INNOVATIONS NETHERLANDS EF/82/12/EN Copyright of THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS, 1982 For rights of translation or reproduction, application shouLd be made to the Director, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Loughlinstown House, Shankill, Co. Dublin, Ireland. PREFACE This volume contains the results of research commissioned by the European Foundation in Dublin concerning case studies of innovations in shiftwork in the health services in The Netherlands. The researchers were asked to investigate innovatory experiments in shiftwork relating to the following aspects: reduction of working time new forms of rotation systems, possibly including extra crews and new types of absence coverage, flexibility of working time transfer of personnel to day-work, reduction of night work systematic arrangements for transfer of older or long-term shift workers to day-work and the consequent impact on working conditions. Based on these guidelines, case studies were carried out in their countries by The Institute of Social Medicine (Denmark), Berenschot (The Netherlands), and Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom).

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european foundation
for the improvement of living and working conditions
SHIFTWORK
IN THE HEALTH SERVICES
CASE STUDIES
OF INNOVATIONS
NETHERLANDS ^^^^^^^H^^HHH^^^^^H^^B^^^^^^HI^^^^H^^^a SHIFTWORK
IN THE HEALTH SERVICES
CASESTUDIES
OF INNOVATIONS
NETHERLANDS
EF/82/12/EN Copyright of THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING
AND WORKING CONDITIONS, 1982
For rights of translation or reproduction, application shouLd be made
to the Director, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living
and Working Conditions, Loughlinstown House, Shankill, Co. Dublin,
Ireland. PREFACE
This volume contains the results of research commissioned by the European
Foundation in Dublin concerning case studies of innovations in shiftwork
in the health services in The Netherlands.
The researchers were asked to investigate innovatory experiments in shiftwork
relating to the following aspects:
reduction of working time
new forms of rotation systems, possibly including extra
crews and new types of absence coverage, flexibility of working
time
transfer of personnel to day-work, reduction of night work
systematic arrangements for transfer of older or long-term
shift workers to day-work
and the consequent impact on working conditions.
Based on these guidelines, case studies were carried out in their countries
by The Institute of Social Medicine (Denmark), Berenschot (The Netherlands),
and Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom).
These studies were evaluated by representatives of governments, employers and
trade unions. Each of the three representative groups weighed the finding
of the analyses contained in the reports against the respective experience of
its members and, if appropriate, put forward proposals aimed at improving the
situation. The opinion of each group has been set down in a document
entitled "evaluation report".
This volume consists of the following:
1) a synthesis note written by the Foundation as a working
document for the evaluation seminar;
2) the evaluation reports drawn up by representatives of governments, employers and trade unions, based on working group meetings held
during the seminar which took place in Dublin on 4-6 November 1981;
3) the studies carried out by the experts in Berenschot.
The Foundation wishes to stress that the analyses and opinions contained in
these studies are the sole responsibility of the authors.
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It should be noted that the ILO has indicated that certain innovations
described in this report, relating to nurses employed only at night or
other unsocial hours, do not appear to be in accordance with Recommendation
No. 157 concerning the employment and conditions of work and life of
nursing personnel (1977). SYNTHESIS NOTE
PREPARED
BY THE FOUNDATION